Tribal Sports-Betting Bill Likely To Meet Pushback From Indian Country

A federal bill that would allow gaming tribes to take mobile sports bets without oversight from state governments is likely to draw stiff resistance from the Indian gaming industry, according to a former chief of staff for the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Joe Valandra, who is now a tribal gaming lobbyist, noted the bill introduced on December 19 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Democratic Congressman Anthony Brindisi of New York would amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA). 

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